Friday, 26 June 2015

Deal | The Gourmet Studio

If you're looking for a good deal for fab food prepared by Delhi's young and talented chefs then this is the one to grab!

I love the fact that chefs in Delhi are getting their due recognition. Everyone's been talking about the evolving culinary options in the capital for the last few years. But sans a few very popular chefs, the aam Delhite has not known the people responsible for this change.

But this is slowly changing now. As chefs are becoming more interactive with their clients and with hotel and restaurant managements encouraging this move its time for chefs to step up and enjoy the limelight that they rightfully deserve.

A substantial step forward in this direction has been taken by The Gourmet Studio. Launched by the Delhi Gourmet Club in association with Groupon, The Gourmet Studio will organise activities through the year offering fantastic deals to savour the culinary talents of different young chefs every month. 

This month the Gourmet Studio showcases the culinary expertise of Chef Vaibhav Bhargava at the Pan Asian, Sheraton New Delhi, Saket. The six-course meal offers veg and non-veg choices from Chinese, Thai and Japanese fare.  

The menu on offer currently is as follows: 
Soup (Choose One)
·      Tom Yum Soup (Veg/Non-Veg)
·      Miso Soup (Veg/Non-Veg)
·      Hot And Sour (Veg/Non-Veg)
 Salad (Choose One)
·      Seaweed Salad with Plum Dressing (Veg)
·      Thai Style Som Tam Salad (Veg)
·      Warm Mushroom Salad   (Veg)
Sushi Rolls (Choose One)
·      Japanese Sarada Roll
·      Asparagus Tempura Roll
·      Spicy Salmon Roll
·      California Roll
Sorbet of the Day 
Mains (Choose One)
·      Mapo Tofu
·      Teppanyaki Stir Fried Mongolian Vegetable
·      Thai Vegetable Green Curry
·      Stir Fried Greens
·      Teriyaki Grilled Chicken
·      Fish In Black Pepper
·      Thai Prawns in Xo Sauce
·      Teppanyaki Lamb Coriander
Rice and Noodles (Choose One)
·      Garlic Fried Rice
·      Steamed Rice
·      Japanese Sticky Rice
·      Chili Garlic Hakka Noodles
·      Pad Thai 
Pan Asian Fantasy Platter
Ice Cream of the Day
Hot Toffee Pudding
Date Pancake

The portions of soup, salad, sushi, sorbet, main course, rice/noodles and dessert are very generous and food quality and presentation is great. I chose the Tom Yum Soup, Warm Mushroom Salad, Spicy Salmon Roll, Thai Prawns in XO Sauce with Garlic Fried Rice and Hot Toffee Pudding. Have a look at my meal and book yours now! There are a couple of dishes extra in this picture because I tasted some from my companions. And next time I am definitely going for the Teriyaki Grilled Chicken, it is fantastic.

Six courses with a soft drink cost just Rs 1,199 for weekday lunches. I like the fact that the menu remains the same, while the cost goes up a bit according to the day and time for which you book (weekend dinners costing the maximum, but still very well worth it!)